Beware of the International Banking Cartel 
If You Don't Know Who the Mark Is, Then You're the Mark

A 'mark' is an intended victim of a swindle. If somebody swindles or cheats you one time, then it's shame on him. If somebody swindles you a second time, then it's shame on you.

All religions in the world believe in two fundamental laws. These two legal principles make peace, freedom and prosperity possible:

  • Keep your promises (i.e., do all you have agreed to do) - the basis of contract law

  • Do not steal other people's property or harm their physical well-being - the basis of tort law and some criminal law.

Confucius said it like this: "Do not do to others what you would not want them to do to you."
Jesus Christ said it like this: "Do to others as you would have them do to you." (Matthew 7:12)

To the degree that people in a society obey these two laws, you have peace, freedom, prosperity and creativity channeled for the betterment of mankind. To the degree that people in a society disobey these laws you have crime, war, oppression, economic trouble, and wasted creativity.

Sadly, almost all governments think they are allowed to break both of these two basic laws. Western civilization calls this the Divine Right of Kings. East Asian civilization calls this the Mandate of Heaven. In either case, it's a recipe for trouble - corruption, excessive taxation, poverty, misallocation of resources and mismanagement of people. Only a fear of an eternal God and a fear of eternal accountability to these two fundamental laws will keep a person from violating them.

Gunpowder gave power to bankers
Not long after men invented guns to fight wars, men learned that a single man with a gun can defeat a hundred men with swords. They also learned that the army with the best and biggest guns would most likely win. European colonialization throughout the world would never have happened had they not learned to use gunpowder (which was actually invented by the Chinese.) European colonialization only stopped when the rest of the world acquired their own modern weapons and could adequately defend themselves and throw off foreign domination.

Early on in the game, though, some clever European moneylenders and bankers learned that men in leadership would do almost anything to win wars, and that included giving away power to make laws in exchange for loans to manufacture weapons. Men will even go into debt to win wars. It has happened many times in history. Today, the coup of the bankers is complete. Most people don't know it, but bankers and their friends now control the entire industrial world. The keys to the process were gunpowder and debt. The reason people don't know this is that the bankers don't want people to know it. If you don't know who the mark is, then you're the mark!

World domination through debt
King Solomon once wrote, "The borrower is slave to the lender." (Proverbs 22:7) Thus, as modern weaponry advanced, government leaders became more and more willing to go into debt to finance their wars. They were willing to trade their freedom and power for the short-term thrill of winning wars, and bankers have been more than willing to help them enjoy their thrills. In most wars today, the winners are actually the bankers and their friends.

How do they do it? First, they have convinced all governments to give them a magic checkbook. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to legally print up your own money? All central banks do this today. There is no longer any country in the world that has a currency based on gold, silver or something of tangible value. All currencies are based on debt and promises to repay in the future, and to keep the system going, the debt and the promises must continually grow. This causes inflation, and the purchasing power you lose to inflation goes into the pockets of the bankers. It's a great fraud. Some call it a Ponzi scheme - an investment operation that pays returns to investors from money paid by subsequent investors rather than from profit. It works until people stop putting in funds fast enough; then it collapses and the game is over.

Second, they make money by charging interest on money they don't have. Thanks to legalized fractional reserve banking, bankers have been collecting loads of money for a long time from borrowers. Wouldn't it be nice to collect interest on money you created out of nothing? The banking cartel has been doing this for a long time. It's another great fraud. Inflation and fractional reserve banking together are the greatest swindle of all financial history. Remember, if you don't know who the mark is, then you're the mark!

Third, they gain whenever markets crash and most people are forced to sell at low prices - guess who's buying then? Some people speculate that a lot of market events are planned.

How can we get out of this mess?
We can't. All governments and central banks are now controlled by a little-known private banking cartel. They have been stealing from you and the whole world through the printing of fiat money (government decreed legal tender not based on gold or silver or other items of tangible value), and this has given them cash to buy out most of the world's governments, education systems, legal systems, corporations, media and other institutions of influence.

Is there any hope?
Yes! We cannot change the system, but we can avoid being swindled like most people. We can also avoid the anger and frustration that comes from being swindled. Here are some related suggestions:

  • Read the Bible every day to learn to understand what's true and discern what it not true (Mt. 24:4) and learn what God's expectations are for us (2 Tim. 3:16,17).

  • Pray to God daily, repent of sin and thank God for both pleasant and unpleasant things He brings into your life, asking for His help and guidance.

  • Learn the difference between money and wealth.

  • Use money to get wealth (especially eternal wealth - see Mt. 6:19-21 & Lk. 16:8,9) and not vice-versa.

  • Learn about inflation and the velocity of money.

  • Investigate 9 11 to decide for yourself what really happened. For example:
    * How did three buildings collapse into their footprints (the path of most resistance)?
    * Why did most people never hear of the third building collapse?
    * What happened to the eyewitnesses who heard explosions in the basement of the Twin Towers?
    * Where was the US air defense that day?
    * Why did hundreds of Jews (God's chosen race of people) not show up for work in the Twin Towers that day?
    * Why did put options on UA stocks go up 4 times a few days before the attack?
    * Why did put options on AA go up about 25 times a few days beforehand?
    * Why were no jet engines found at the Pentagon?
    * How has life changed since 9 11 - both domestically and abroad? 
    * What would be different if the US Air Force had intercepted the planes?

  • Don't rely on mainstream media to tell you what is really going on in the world. Instead, be proactive and try online independent news sources while they are still accessible.

  This web page was last updated on 13 May 2010 .
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